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Sendai indicators 'only the beginning'
On 3 February, the UN General Assembly took a key step for assessing losses in disasters and progress in reducing their impacts, giving a significant boost to efforts to meet the first deadline set by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Mexico readying to host 2017 Global Platform
Mexico is getting ready to host the 2017 Global Platform, the world's top multilateral conference on reducing fatalities and economic losses from disasters caused by man-made and natural hazards.
Global Platform host Mexico is disaster risk management icon
“The way Mexico manages disaster risks shows the effectiveness of its civil protection system and its enormous capacity to mobilise and unite all Mexicans against disasters,” says UNISDR head Robert Glasser.
Tackling disaster reduces risk of conflict
The effects of climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization, and environmental degradation are contributing to greater competition for resources, adding to tensions and instability.
#MEXICOGP2017: Five Stories for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNISDR has produced five short films showing how countries are implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in order to make themselves safer and more resilient. The first film features Mexico. Click here to watch.
How can the world reduce disaster losses for the poor?
“The latest research findings on economic losses from disasters explain why this issue has emerged as the major concern for governments preparing for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction,” says UNISDR head Robert Glasser.